Federmeier Wins CNS Young Investigator Award

Beckman Institute faculty member Kara Federmeier has won the 2010 Young Investigator Award of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Beckman Institute faculty member Kara Federmeier has won the 2010 Young Investigator Award of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Federmeier, a full-time member of the Cognitive Neuroscience group at Beckman, will be honored at CSN’s annual meeting in Montreal in April. The award is given “to recognize the outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers.”

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society Web site states that is “committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition.”

Federmeier’s research focuses on topics such as language and memory. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology and in the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois.